State diplomacy reaches city children.Byline: Ashley Bishop
WORCESTER - Ron Bell, the director of the governor's new Public Liaison Office, met with a group of important people at the Worcester Public Library yesterday afternoon.
"Children are our most important resource in this state," said Mr. Bell, addressing a group of 20 children from the YWCA YWCA
Young Women's Christian Association
YWCA n abbr (= Young Women's Christian Association) → Asociación f de Jóvenes Cristianas
YWCA of Central Massachusetts, "and because you are so important, guess what I'm going to do for you? I'm going to read you a book."
Mr. Bell was in the city to read to the children as part of Black History Month, and provided a lively rendition ren·di·tion
1. The act of rendering.
2. An interpretation of a musical score or a dramatic piece.
3. A performance of a musical or dramatic work.
4. A translation, often interpretive. of the popular children's book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, to the equally lively audience of 4- and 5-year-olds.
"I wish reading was this fun when I was a child," said Mr. Bell, as the kids excitedly echoed him during his reading. "You are all so smart."
Mr. Bell was hired by Gov. Deval L. Patrick to head the Public Liaison Office, with a goal that Mr. Bell said is to "open the lines of communication "Lines of Communication" is an episode from the fourth season of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5. Synopsis
Franklin and Marcus attempt to persuade the Mars resistance to assist Sheridan in opposing President Clark. between the citizens and Gov. Patrick."
"It's good to be in the library in Worcester," he said. "It's a place where people are civicly engaged."
Mayor Konstantina B. Lukes was also on hand for the event.
"Last November we had our own historic month in the state, when Deval Patrick Deval Laurdine Patrick (born July 31, 1956) is an American politician and the current Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. On November 7, 2006, Patrick became the first African American elected governor of Massachusetts and the second in United States history. was elected as the state's first African-American governor," the mayor said during her introduction of Mr. Bell.
The event included a presentation of a $25,000 check from Shaw's Supermarkets This article is about Shaw's Supermarkets. For the historic original Star Market chain owned by the Mugar family, see Star Market.
Shaw's, along with sister store, Star Market, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Supervalu. and Coca-Cola to four libraries in honor of Black History Month, with $5,000 going to the Worcester Public Library. Other communities to receive library money are Boston, New Bedford New Bedford, city (1990 pop. 99,922), seat of Bristol co., SE Mass., at the mouth of the Acushnet River on Buzzard's Bay; settled 1640, set off from Dartmouth 1787, inc. as a city 1847. and Fall River. Brian Pijanowski, the senior vice president of Shaw's, presented the check to the city.
The library already has an extensive collection of books about black history, and many of them are on display throughout the library as part of Black History Month.
"It's great. The money will be used to buy more books about African-American history," said Penelope Johnson, head librarian (1) A person who works in the data library and keeps track of the tapes and disks that are stored and logged out for use. Also known as a "file librarian" or "media librarian." See data library.
(2) See CA-Librarian. . "The nice thing is that people keep publishing new books, and this money will be a great way to expand the library's collection.
"In the afternoons, when families come to the library, it's truly like a mini-United Nations here."
CUTLINE: Ron Bell, director of the governor's new Public Liaison Office, reads to a group of children from the YWCA of Central Massachusetts yesterday at the Worcester Public Library as part of Black History Month.
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